Thursday, July 01, 2010

Call for Submissions: How Do You Create a Juicy Nonprofit Blog?

I have a little secret to tell you.

Many blogs written by nonprofits are dry.


I've said it.

Thing is, they don't have to be.

I *love* blogs, and want to see more organizations use them in a fun and engaging way soooooo . . . .as the host of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for July 2010, I want to tap your collective wisdom to explore the theme of:

How to Create a Juicy Nonprofit Blog

You’re invited to submit your best blog posts for consideration any time before Tuesday, July 27th. On Thursday, July 29th I'll post a round-up of the posts with the best tips here on Have Fun, Do Good.

To see an example of a blog carnival, check out the June Nonprofit Blog Carnival roundup hosted by Rebecca Leaman at Wild Apricot on the topic of Managing Your Members Online.

What Kind of Blog Posts Would Be a Good Fit?

I'd love it if you would share your tips for how nonprofits who want to start a blog, or who already have a blog, can create content and community that is engaging, lively, and JUICY!

Your post doesn't have to be long (100-200 words). Some possible post topics are:

• Examples of juicy nonprofit blogs
• How to choose juicy post topics
• How to build a juicy community
• How to host juicy giveaways and contests
• How to use juicy images and video effectively
• How to use a juicy "voice" in your writing
• 10 tips for creating a juicy nonprofit blog

What's in it for you?

Entering a blog carnival is a great way to bring traffic to your own blog. If your post is selected for inclusion in the carnival round-up, I'll link back to your blog post (which search engines love), and your writing will be introduced to new readers.

To submit your blog post for consideration, please use the short-and-easy Blog Carnival form at or email your permalink to with “Blog Carnival Submission” in your subject line.

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, July 27, 2010.

Flickr photo credit: Juicy! by sunshinecity.

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